With the Supreme Court refusing to restrain N Srinivasan from taking over as ICC Chairman, the BCCI has sent a final confirmation to the world body intimating that its President-in-exile will be the candidate to head the all-powerful Board.

The Tamil Nadu strongman will officially take charge as the first-ever Chairman of the all-powerful ICC Board on June 29 in Melbourne after the completion of its six-day annual conference that starts on June 23.

“The BCCI needed to send a re-confirmation of who will be their candidate for the post of Chairman of the ICC Board. The name of Mr Srinivasan was decided in February itself but in keeping with the ICC norm, we needed to send a re-confirmation a week before the start of the Annual Conference. Accordingly, we have sent Srinivasan’s name for the Chairman’s post,” a senior BCCI office-bearer told PTI on condition of anonymity.

According to the agenda, on June 26, which is the fourth day of the annual conference in Melbourne, the full council is expected to approve amendments to the ICC constitution, which were agreed by the ICC board in its February 8 meeting in Singapore, which will confirm Srinivasan’s appointment to head the primary decision-making body.

“As per the decisions taken during the Singapore meeting, it was agreed that the post of the ICC Chairman should be created in the ICC constitution. In line with that decision, an amendment has been made but needs to go through the Full Council before it is adopted,” the source said.

(This article was published on June 19, 2014)
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